Lisa Maguire will face Mary Dowling in the final of the Lancome Irish Women’s Close Championship at Fota Island.

Beaten by her twin sister Leona in last year’s decider, the 14-year old from Slieve Russell beat Limerick's Catherine Tucker 3 and 1 in the quarter-finals and then saw off Niamh Kitching by 4 and 3.  

Dowling continued her impressive run of form to claim a comfortable 3 and 2 win over Karen O'Neill of Douglas in her quarter-final before beating Muskerry’s Laura McCarthy  4 and 2 in the afternoon.

Douglas’s Ailish Thompson won the Ita Wallace (Plate) Championship when she came back from three down after three holes to beat Belvoir Park’s Violet McBride 

Irish Women’s Close Championship, Fota Island

Quarter Finals
Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell) bt Catherine Tucker (Limerick) 3&1
Niamh Kitching (Claremorris) bt Caoimhe Quinn (Dungannon) 4&3
Mary Dowling (New Ross) bt Karen O'Neill (Douglas) 3&2
Laura McCarthy (Muskerry) bt Victoria Bradshaw (Bangor) 3&2 

Championship - Semi Finals
Lisa Maguire (Slieve Russell) bt Niamh Kitching (Claremorris) 4&3
Mary Dowling (New Ross) bt Laura McCarthy (Muskerry) 4&2